Grade School Family Literacy Game Night

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Babylon Grade School held its annual Family Literacy Game Night on Apr. 20 as part of the closing ceremonies for the month-long PARP Read-A-Thon initiative.
    
The students, along with their parents, played games like Scattergories, Scrabble Slam, Upwords, Apples to Apples Junior, Hedbanz and Boggle as a fun way to improve vocabulary, spelling and critical thinking abilities.
    
Throughout the month, Babylon Grade School students had the opportunity to enjoy many great PARP-related activities, and Family Game Night was a wonderful way to complete the program. According to the New York State PTA website, “PARP [established in 1978] is a program that cements the necessary bond between the home and the school to encourage the love of reading in our children…It asks parents to read with their children for at least fifteen minutes daily, stressing the fact that reading can be fun as well as informative.”